Two inseparable sisters in 1950s Brazil are forced to live apart in this lush, tropical melodrama that won Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
With 1950s Rio de Janeiro as its backdrop, this stunningly-composed, personal drama follows two sisters who are both nurturing hopeful dreams for the future. 18-year-old Euridice (Carol Duarte) is a piano prodigy set on fulfilling her potential, and 20-year-old Guida (Julia Stockler) is yearning to find her true love. When the two are separated one fateful day, they must begin their lives anew without one another, while still pursuing their individual destinies. Though Euridice and Guida are divided, they hold firmly onto the hope of reuniting with one another. Much to the chagrin of their conservative father Manuel (António Fonseca), Guida’s capricious nature lands her in a swift elopement that leaves her hard-up and alone in Europe. Embittered, Manuel drives a deeper wedge between the sisters after lying about Eridice’s real whereabouts. Both convinced that the other is off fulfilling her dreams a world away, the sisters must continue to fight for their own futures, and have faith in one day finding each other. Exquisitely directed by Karim Aïnouz, Invisible Life is a stirring depiction of pursuing your dreams, and the unbreakable love between two sisters.
CAST: CAROL DUARTE, JULIA STOCKLER, FERNANDA MONTENEGRO, GREGORIO DUVIVIER
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